Staircases fitted

Preparing to install the main staircase
Preparing to install the main staircase

Nick and Neil have spent the last week installing and dressing the two staircases which were made by Stairplan. To install a staircase you start at the top and work down in case they don’t fit properly. Luckily both of mine fitted perfectly so there was no real problem.

Main flight in place
Main flight in place

 

 

With the main flight held up by the large newel post the landing could be built and then the lower flight installed. Although you could walk up the staircase by the afternoon of the first day there is a lot of work to fit he aprons and balustrades.

Ready to go in
Ready to go in
The basement stairs balanced on the wrong end
The basement stairs balanced on the wrong end

We plan to have LED lights along the side of the basement steps so first job was to drill the holes and insert a wire to provide the connection.

Because the basement stairs have three winder steps at the top they could not be built and then the stairs lowered into place. Instead the boys balanced the stairs precariously against the opposite wall so they could finish the construction. Then the stairs were carefully rotated into their final location.

Amazingly they fitted perfectly first time, which was a great relief to me as I had provided the manufacturers with all the stairwell dimensions.

Basement stairs complete
Basement stairs complete
Main stairs in place
Main stairs in place

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The view from the landing
The view from the landing

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One thought on “Staircases fitted”

  1. The staircases look fantastic Mick but I will miss those lovely ladders and balancing paint and brushes up and down. Hope the inspection report was favourable and you can move in soon.

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